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Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker dribbles around an Oregon State defender during the game Dec. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

A true leader

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2021

Before their 2020-21 season started, the WSU women’s basketball team was speculated to finish in last place in the Pac-12 standings. There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the team because the Cougars’...

Football has lost key players like Jamire Calvin and Blake Mazza to transfer portal.

Transfer portal versus WSU sports

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor April 8, 2021

Over the years, college sports have vastly changed from what they once were. One of the largest changes has been the increase in transfers of big-name players in the two biggest sports: football and men’s...

Sophomore guard Johanna Teder scores three-point shot against Washington on Feb. 28 in Beasley.

A season to never forget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor April 1, 2021

This year’s women’s basketball team’s performance was among the most historic we have ever seen for any WSU program. Coming into the season, the Pac-12 coaches and media members both resoundingly...

Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski drives the ball down the court as he looks for teammates against Utah on Jan. 21 in Beasley Coliseum.

Never accepting defeat

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

After a memorable season to say the least, one of WSU’s top recruits in program history reflects on his freshman season. Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski’s recruitment thrilled Cougar fans coming...

Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski passes ball to teammate against Stanford on Feb. 20 in Beasley Coliseum.

Basketball’s Pac-12 season comes to end

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

The WSU men’s basketball team’s conference season is officially over. WSU (14-13, 7-13) fell to the Arizona State Sun Devils 64-59 after a missed game-winning opportunity from WSU with seconds left...

Freshman forward Efe Abogidi shoots a three-point shot over Stanford’s junior forward Lukas Kisunas during the matchup Feb. 20 in Beasley Coliseum.

Men’s basketball season in review

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor March 11, 2021

With a 64-59 loss to Arizona State on Wednesday, the season is officially over for the Cougars men’s basketball team. That means that now is the perfect time to take a look back over the 2020-21 season...

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker pulls up for a shot over UW defenders in the Apple Cup matchup Feb. 28 in Beasley Coliseum.

WSU wins one in Pac-12 tournament

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter March 8, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team took a trip to Las Vegas this week. However, they weren’t there to play any schools from Nevada. Instead, the Cougars participated in the Pac-12 Tournament at Michelob...

No. 24 Colorado earned the top ranking after knocking off USC and UCLA last week.

Men’s basketball Pac-12 power rankings: Final week

NICK OLDHAM, Evergreen sports editor March 5, 2021

The end of the Pac-12 men’s basketball regular season is on the horizon, with just a few more games until the Pac-12 tournament starts on March 10 in Las Vegas. Ever since our last power rankings article...

Freshman guard TJ Bamba drives to the hoop around a defender in hopes of a layup against Stanford on Feb. 20, 2021 in Beasley Coliseum.

Health issues arise within men’s basketball team

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

During all of WSU’s obstacles involving COVID-19, the men’s basketball team is facing a slight speed bump that can potentially end their regular season. On Monday, the Cougars were supposed to face...

Sophomore guard Noah Williams drives to the hoop against Stanford junior guard Bryce Wills during the matchup Feb. 20 in Beasley Coliseum.

Cougars fall in first leg of doubleheader

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 1, 2021

Last year it was WSU, this year it’s Arizona State. The Cougars (14-12, 7-12) fell just short to the Sun Devils (10-11, 7-8) in overtime after a game-winning three-pointer from ASU senior guard Remy...

Sophomore center Bella Murekatete makes a back-door layup during the Apple Cup matchup against Washington Sunday evening in Beasley Coliseum.

Women’s hoops wins last game of regular season

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter March 1, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team finished their regular season at home this weekend, as they defeated their cross-state rivals, the Washington Huskies, 61-52 at home. The Huskies came into Beasley...

Sophomore guard Noah Williams goes for a layup between Stanford’s junior guard Bryce Wills and freshman forward Ziaire Williams during the matchup Saturday afternoon in Beasley Coliseum.

Men’s basketball closes out regular season against Sun Devils

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter February 27, 2021

WSU men’s basketball continues its road trip versus the Arizona schools with a matchup against the Arizona State Sun Devils at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona. This...

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